Student Life

At RGCB learning is all about experimenting and exploring all available opportunities. RGCB is one of the top ranked Biotechnology research centers in India. There are immense resources at the students' disposal. All that is to be done is to put the equipments and intellect available on campus to maximum use to accomplish your research dreams.


RGCB houses a diverse population of students from every walk of life. Students from diff parts of the globe have experienced the RGCB life. The work atmosphere at RGCB is conducive to free thinking and research. The students have ample avenues to discuss and criticize their research to ensure progress in the right direction. Challenging discussions with your peers will often make you think out of the box beyond your experience. The students of RGCB have won awards in the International and National level competitions for their innovative research proposals.
RGCB has also constituted the MR Das Merit and Career Awards for recognition of outstanding research carried out by students.


At RGCB the faculty are more than mentors. They are the intellectual stimulators, motivators and drivers. Visiting faculty of international repute also guide and encourage students to take up intellectual challenges. The RGCB faculty regularly receive recognitions and awards for their numerous contributions to science.


Convenient and cozy on campus hostel allow easy, around the clock lab work for the students. Spacious hostel rooms are allotted to students on a twin sharing basis with attached bath. To do their laundry, students only need to take their clothes down the hall as every floor has a washing machine. A well equipped common kitchen and televisions are other amenities available for the students.


The cafeteria serves as a place for discussions as well as relaxation. Fresh, organic food made from vegetables grown in the roof top garden 'Sky Green' is served to the students at the RGCB Cafeteria, at affordable rates. The menu focuses mainly on South Indian food. However, for the food enthusiast, the location of the institute is such that eateries serving many different cuisines can be found within a 1.5km radius.


The bonds of friendship made at RGCB are for a lifetime. The students who have graduated from RGCB are well placed in different parts of the globe, in institutes and companies of repute. The alumni regularly return to RGCB to share their research experiences and to help the students take strides in new, unexplored directions.


Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB),
Thycaud Post, Poojappura,
Thiruvananthapuram - 695 014, Kerala, India
+91-471-2529400 | 2347975 | 2348753

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Last Updated on: June 21, 2024
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